|Wild Goose Island, Glacier National Park|
Friends: regardless of how our political leanings might differ from one another, I would bet there’s one thing we can all agree on—that our National Park lands (that we all own) are America’s finest treasure, and something we’d like our future generations to experience as fully as we have.
In recent years, funding for the National Park Service (NPS) has been cut to just 1/14th of 1% of the federal budget. Now, as of March 1st, that funding is slated to be cut even further (due to “sequestration”) unless Congress acts to stop it. Maybe it’s already too late and we don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of stopping it, but I guess we’ll never know unless we try, right?
The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has organized a quick and easy online petition to make your voice heard in Washington. Please add your name today!
So, what will it mean if sequestration actually happens & what can you do about it? Read these links:
- Here’s how the cuts will specifically impact the most-visited National Parks (reducing access and services)
- Learn more about how you can help keep our parks accessible and preserved
If you have a blog (or are on Facebook, Twitter, Google+,etc), I hope you can re-post and share this online petition link above today. Thanks!